This blog will focus on Best Practices Activation.

Other blogs in this series:

New Installation of S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 1 – media download using Maintenance Planner
New Installation of S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 2 – Installation

NEW ! – New Installation of S/4HANA 1610FPS1 – Best Practices Content Activation

System Conversion to S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 1 – media download using Maintenance Planner
System Conversion to S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 2 – Pre-Checks
System Conversion to S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 3 – Custom Code Migration Worklist

Best Practices Activation for S/4HANA 1511 FPS1                   <===Earlier Versions
Best Practices Activation for S/4HANA 1511 FPS2

For all the blogs the documents are available at MobileDocLink and VideoPlayList.
Here is the video for this blog:


The step by step procedure for Best Practices Content Activation on S/4HANA 1610 FPS00 has only two base languages EN & DE and Country= US. The BP Activation process runtime is 5Hrs 30 min. Please refer Admin Guide. For activating languages EN & DE and Country= Germany, please refer New Installation of S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 3A – Best Practices Content Activation – DEV3
A new Solution Builder profile has been created with ALL scope items but in case you have finalized scope items you can select only the needed scope items. Depending on how many selected scope items, activation procedure will need less time. It is assumed tax system VERTEX connection is not available and shows how to fix those activation errors. The status of system before starting this procedure is clearly defined before starting.
TIP: If you have removed some scope items, in the rare situation that the removed scope item should have populated a table, you may get some error due to this scenario. In this situation please open OSS message.
You need a stable network connection to SAPGUI frontend so it is advisable to use Windows Terminal Server with latest SAPGUI installed.
This document will be useful to quickly learn, setup validation system on some projects quickly with just 2 languages.STEP1: S/4HANA 1610 FPS00 is installed and SPAM checked as per list below.
STEP2: All Notes are applied after complete installation of S/4HANA 1610 FPS00 is installed as per SAP Note 2346431 – SAP S/4HANA 1610: Release Information Note. TIP: Please go through the note for any updates after Nov 8, 2016.
Please read SAP Note 2328518 – SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1610 collective note for content activation and also
Please read SAP Note 2328546 – SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1610 – SAP S/4HANA ON-PREMISE 1610 FP stack 00 (10/2016) content activation note. Download documents attached to this note and review.
Please apply Note 2359002 – Setting ML insert only flag via SNOTE          <TIP: NEW NOTE>
Please apply SAP Note 2383420 – Maintain House Banks via FI12_HBANK saves to customizing request Run Post-Implement Manual Steps carefully one by one

  1. tCode SE38 NOTE_2383420 and execute
  2. Run Step 1 Test Run.
  3. Run Step 2 Update & Activate (You may get a message that it is already activate).
  4. Run Step 3 Generate Maintenance Dialogs.
  5. After run the report, pleas run t-code: SOBJ.
  6. Click ‘Maintain’ button.
  7. Click ‘Position…’ button.
  8. Put ‘V_T012‘ in the field ‘object’ and click enter.
  9. Double click object ‘V_T012’.
  10. Put value ‘CUST‘ in the field ‘Category’ and save the result

Apply SAP Note 2354979 – SRFV_RPG_CAT2: Delete last record in Assign Report Categories to a Reporting Entity (should have been applied as part of Release Note)

STEP3: Languages installed are EN and DE as per this screenshot. Enter tCode SMLT

STEP4: Using SFW5, Enterprise Business Functions are activated as per list
FIN_FSCM_CLM
FIN_FSCM_BNK
BSESH_HANA_SEARCH
BSCBN_HANA_NAV
FIN_REP_SIMPL_2
FIN_REP_SIMPL_3
FIN_REP_SIMPL_4
FIN_LOC_SRF
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_2
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_4
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_5
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_6
STEP5: Client Copy has been completed with tables defines in whitelist table /FTI/TWHITEL01 by registering client in table /FTI/T_NOCLN000 and using copy profile SAP_UCUSSAP_CUSTSAP_CUSV or SAP_UCSV as per the Admin Guide. Copied client to have no currency in tCode SCC4.

STEP6: Review Note SAP Note 2328546 – SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1610 – SAP S/4HANA ON-PREMISE 1610 FP stack 00 (10/2016) content activation note. Download zip file from URL below (or available at mobile link) to your desktop and then upload to server
https://service.sap.com/~sapdownload/012002523100017123972016E/S41610oPSPS00SolDtaF161031.zip
https://service.sap.com/~sapdownload/012002523100017119952016E/S41610oPSPS00CntCorr161031.zip
At OS level, extract zip file above, copy files K904469.QE6, K904470.QE6 to directory /usr/sap/trans/cofiles and R904469.QE6, R904470.QE6 to directory /usr/sap/trans/data and change file permissions to 755 with with user sidadm and add transport to buffer using option below
After the transport is in buffer, select the  transport and import, In the Options tab checkmark override check of component versionNote 2328546  shown has some documents attached as shown below. Download these documents for workarounds and review to use in case you face issues.
STEP7: Configure Vertex connection as per IMG below, if it’s not available the workaround steps are included.
The IMG path is SPRO -> SAP Reference IMG -> Financial Accounting (New) -> Financial Accounting Global Settings (New) -> Tax on Sales/Purchases -> Basic Settings -> External Tax Calculation -> Define Physical Destination (actually this is tCode SM59)
RFC Connection = VERTEX, Program ID = vertex, define gateway host and service
STEP8: Create users for content activation as per admin guide with details:

STEP9: In SAPGUI Options Allow GUI Scripting and change default security settings

STEP10:  Change SAP Profile parameters as below and restart SAP:
abap/heap_area_dia = 6442450944
sapgui/user_scripting = TRUE
STEP11: Import solutions from SAP Best Practices content. Enter tCode /N/SMB/BBI. Choose menu Solution -> Import -> Solution (XML) -> From reference content

Select Solution Builder Content ID BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1611_USV3.XML from below dated
28 October 2016 or later

After import is complete log will be displayed

Click on icon Back

STEP12: Import Installation Data. Choose Menu Solution -> Import -> Installation Data -> From reference content and Select solution INST_FILES_US_BP_S4BL_S4HANA1611_OP.ZIP

Click on column “Changed On” 2 times to change sort order and select second line as below

TIP: IMPORT WILL TAKE 3 MINUTES
You should get message below at the end of import

STEP13: Defining the scope of your solution. (1) Copy Solution BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1611_USV3 to (2)  Z_BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1611_USV3
Please (3) copy with installation data and (4) Exit
TIP:COPY WILL TAKE 3 MINUTES
Define scope of your solution if needed by clicking on Change icon.
Click OK. Click on Favorite to make this solution as your favorite
STEP14: First please also go through note 2309549 – Identify completely installed languages for the report /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG for Implications of reducing languages as below:
TIP: “The report deletes SAP Best Practice Content for all released languages that are not successfully installed in the system. After having deleted SAP Best Practice content for such languages with this report, you won’t be able to add languages-dependent SAP Best Practice content again. Therefore make a conscious decision to run the report, understanding the implication that for languages not installed in the system, but released for the solution, all language dependent content of IMG activities would be deleted. Adding further languages later is currently not supported
Enter tCode SE38, run report /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG. You can run in simulation mode if needed and then in update mode.
TIP: DELETION WILL TAKE 6 MINUTES
STEP15: enter tCode SCC4 and ensure below values – Logical System – blank (activation will populate), Currency – blank, Client role – Test.

STEP 16(OPTIONAL): Best Practices content activation for any solution will populate the client currency as USD by default. In case you want to have a different client currency, you should change the currency before activation starts.You should not change client currency once the first solution in the client is activated. The procedure is as follows:
Enter tCode /N/SMB/BBI -> Building Block Builder, Menu Installation Data -> Central Data

select DSC – /SMB99/STD_CURR_DSC_J01 Click on Maintain and change field I_MWAER to EUR

STEP 17: Adjust the variants for two object ID’s for Building Block J20_(XX)_OP as shown below.
Enter tCode for Solution Builder->Building Block Builder, (1) Choose Profile, (2) All Scope items, (3) locate J20(XX)_OP Building Block, (4) expand REQUEST FOR QUOTATION to locate Activity SIMG_CFMENUOLMEOMEA.
(5) Solution Specific, (6) Installation Data, (7) Object ID V_T161_VA, (8) Maintain Variant, (9) Remove X from field from I_ABGEBOT. Save and exit from dialog.

Go back to (7) Object ID V_T161A, (8) Maintain Variant, (9) Select line with FO, (10) Click on Delete icon. Save and exit from dialog.

STEP 18: Review List of Activation Errors as below. Depending on scope items you have selected, you may get less errors. This is the summary of errors described later The list is provided as a quick search.

STEP19: Enter tCode /n/SMB/BBI and go to Solution Builder. Select the Solution and click on Implementation Assistant and Click on button Activate.
After 2 minutes you will be prompted with screen below.
You can select Skip this screen if you don’t want this screen from popping up everytime.

If a message pops up “To activate the project, the client settings need to be changed to eCATT and CATT allowed” this would come up if you didn’t follow the step 14 for SCC4, please choose Yes.

STEP 20 (OPTIONAL): How Much time is left to finish the activation ?
As the Best Practices content is activated, the scripts are running for few hours. Throughout the process you cannot access Implementation Assistant and even if you open it in another screen there is no way to tell how far you are in activation process. To see this information on how much time is left we will make use of spreadsheet, please download from link – BPContentActivationRemainingTime.XLSX.

Please follow these simple steps. Enter tCode SECATTLogs icon. Starter – Blank, enter Start Date, Max No of Hits – blank

The logs shown from SECATT will match the records shown in spreadsheet. Select the tab that applies USV3 or DEV3 and delete the other one.

COLUMN A – There are 436 records for full activation of USV3 (427 for DEV3). In case this is the first activation then log numbers will start from 1 on row 437 and Column A numbers will match. Activation starts with first log entry is with Title = /SMB99/SU3_O009_B32. But in case this is second or third client activation, replace the number in cell A437 (shaded green) with starting number of this activation for TITLE=/SMB99/SU3_O009_B32 in SECATT log.

COLUMN C shows Duration of each activity and COLUMN D shows the time remaining including time for current activity.

COLUMN F – Cell F437 enter the time that you started the activation. The column F will be revised to show time that each activity will occur. This is good if you didn’t lose time with system waiting and also system processes at same speed as reference system. To get better estimate of times – refresh the SECATT log, find the current activity number and Title. From the logs you can find start time of current activity. Enter the start time of the current activity in cell F437 (shaded green) in time format 16:36. Spreadsheet column F will be revised. The advantage of this is you can find the time that next stop will be reached based on rows shaded in red.

OPTIONAL – What if the activity currently running is has long duration and is in progress – yes the duration of all activities is within 6 minutes except for four activities shown in blue on spreadsheet (For USV3 Activity Nos 257-10min,258-12min,370-33min,372-46min). If the activation process is at these 4 activities the No of test cases are indicated together with Title in brackets and the duration of activity is shown in the same row. From the duration and number of test cases currently processed, v/s the Total number of Test cases shown in brackets at Title, proportionately calculate the remaining time for these 4 large activities.

Like Like for e.g. in above case Activity No 369 – /SMB99/IFLOTX_MAIN_LANG_O001 has 3610 test cases (from spreadsheet row) and this activity takes 33 min and completed so far 1392 test cases, so 1392/3610 x 33 = 13 minutes of this activity is done and 20 mins are remaining.

STEP21: VERTEX Error 1 If vertex is not configured, you will get Activation Error as shown below

Building Block J57
Affected Activity /SMB99/CL_XTAX_RULES_RFC_O001
Activity Description Checking VERTEX integration providing JurCodes

You will get alert information “Activation stopped with an error”. Click on Continue

Open a second session The IMG path is SPRO -> SAP Reference IMG -> Financial Accounting (New) -> Financial Accounting Global Settings (New) -> Tax on Sales/Purchases -> Basic Settings -> External Tax Calculation -> Activate External Updating

Remove checkmark and click on Save, Accept transport.

TIP: Please exit above screen to SPRO Menu to prevent table from being locked as this will give more activation errors.

Get back to other session with Implementation Assistant and click on button Change

STEP22: 

Building Block BR1
Affected Activity /SMB99/CL20N_PO_O001_J01
Activity Description Define Release Procedure for Purchase Orders – Set Criterias

No steps to be done here, just click on Activate below.
TIP: If you do SGEN in advance you won’t get this error

STEP23: Vertex Error 2

Building Block JA2
Affected Activity /SMB99/CL_XTAX_RULES_RFC_O001
Activity Description Checking VERTEX integration providing JurCodes

The IMG path is SPRO -> SAP Reference IMG -> Financial Accounting (New) -> Financial Accounting Global Settings (New) -> Tax on Sales/Purchases -> Basic Settings -> External Tax Calculation -> Define Connection with External Tax System
Delete the line below and click on delete icon to remove the line, confirm deletion, Click on and add to transport.

Save with transport and go back to Display IMG screen.
The IMG path is SPRO -> SAP Reference IMG -> Financial Accounting (New) -> Financial Accounting Global Settings (New) -> Tax on Sales/Purchases -> Basic Settings -> External Tax Calculation -> Activate External Tax Calculation
Delete record as shown below. You cannot remove the data in first column, remove from rest of the columns including checkmark.Save with transport and go back to Display IMG screen.
TIP: Please exit above screen to SPRO Menu to prevent table from being locked as this will give more activation errors.

STEP24: Vertex Error 3  – Only if Vertex is not configured

Building Block BMT
Affected Activity /SMB50/ME31L_O001_H83
Activity Description Creating scheduling agreement

Follow the steps as per SAP Note 2330455 – SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA (on premise) (U.S.A) (V3) – S4HANA Manual tax configuration amendments (without Vertex Integration).docx. This doc is also attached to the mobile link.
TIP: IF VERTEX NOT CONFIGURED NEXT ERROR IN 2 MINUTES !
If you do these steps correctly, you will not get next error in next step. (within 2 minutes)

Building Block BMT
Affected Activity /SMB50/ME01_O001_H84
Activity Description Creating source list



STEP 25:

Building Block BGZ
Affected Activity /SMB50/PK05_O001_E04
Activity Description PK05: Maintain Supply Area

In another session start transaction SECATT.

Select the 4 xml files from mobile link
ECSC__SMB50_PK05_I001_E04_2.xml,
ECSC__SMB50_PK05_I002_E85_1.xml,
ECSC__SMB50_PK05_I003_E85_1.xml and
ECSC__SMB50_PK05_I004_E85_1.xmlDo not click Change button at PK05: Maintain Supply Area. Click on Activate to continue.


STEP26:  Repeat of Last Vertex error if you didn’t do the Vertex Configuration

Building Block BGZ
Affected Activity /SMB50/ME31L_O001_H83
Activity Description Create scheduling agreement

Follow the steps as per SAP Note 2330455 – SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA (on premise) (U.S.A) (V3). S4HANA Manual tax configuration amendments (without Vertex Integration).docx This doc is also attached to the mobile link. If you do these steps correctly, you will not get next error in next step.

Building Block BGZ
Affected Activity /SMB50/ME01_O001_H84
Activity Description Create source list

This is Skipped

STEP27: COMPLETION OF ACTIVATION In about 12 minutes at the end of activation you should get message “Solution ZEXP_BP_OP_ENTPR_S4H activated”. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
Please revert the parameter for abap/heap_area_dia and adjust SAPGUI scripting as well as remove SAP_ALL authorization from functional users if granted separately.

STEP28: POST ACTIVATION – EXECUTING MANUAL REWORK ACTIVITIES:
Please follow procedure as described in Admin Guide section 3.5 Executing manual rework activities. Also detailed steps in the guide in link.
Access tCode /n/SMB/BBI, select the solution you activated and set it to favorite. In the menu bar choose Solution -> Procedure -> Start a procedure. In the Execute a Solution Processing Procedure dialog box choose procedure Manual Rework Required and choose OK.

STEP29: SYSTEM LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT FOR QAS AND PROD:
Recommendation is not to do Content Activation of best practices in QAS and PROD. You have to move the transports as below in graphic.

  1. SAP Best Practices client is set-up with specific client copy profile
  2. SAP Best Practices customizing after initial activation
  3. Manual extension of business configuration using IMG
  4. Additional client 000 customizing for customer adaptation (Note 2272406)

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S4HANA Regional Implementation Group

Special thanks to Hanuma Rupakala – Package Build Lead – USA for being available at short notice and for direction and support on various issues related to Best Practices content activation.

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  1. Jurgen Meinshausen

    Great job putting this all together! I run into many of these issues and Hanuma Rupakala helped me with some of the first ones. Then I found your blog and could continue w/o needing to bother Hanuma any more.

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  2. Pankaj Bansal

    I am facing issue while implementing S note : 2342305, 2328546 and 2328518. I am manually uploading the SNOTE as SAP router need to configure yet.

    Please suggest.

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Pankaj,

      All the 3 notes are information notes, not code corrections to be applied through SNOTE.

      2342305 – SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA (on premise) (Australia) (V3) – this is
      2328546 – SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1610 – SAP S/4HANA ON-PREMISE 1610 FP stack 00 (10/2016) content activation note
      2328518 – SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1610 collective note for content activation

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  3. Sergio Pinto

    Hello Maresh,

    Thank you for the detailed and useful guide.

    In the beginning of the activation, i am getting an error saying that ”

    Language ZH is not installed in the system”

    I did run the report /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMGbut it didnt remove any language. Also did check note 2309549 – Identify completely installed languages for the report /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG but it cannot be implemented in my system.

    Any tips for this?

    BR
    Sergio Pinto

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Sergio,

      You should run the /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG before activation on the favorite profile. The situation you have described can occur if activation was cancelled.

      Please try this. Stop SAP and HANA and bounce server. Restart OS/DB/SAP and then first run the program /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG. After this click on Activate to continue with activation. It will move forward from the point of the error.

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      1. Daniel Benavides

        You mean /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG I have the same error and when I run this program just send

        No language specific data needs to be remvoed from IMG Activity data files

        I miss any step??

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  4. Daniel Benavides

    I do all steps but I have next errors in activation,  
    /SMB/CUSTOMIZING085

    Language ZH is not installed in the system. Cannot activate

    I reset OS/DB/SAP and run /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG program

    but next message is send it 
    any suggest??

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  5. Bianca Werner

    Hello Mahesh,

    Thank you for the detailed and useful guide.

    I am getting an error saying that:

    V_LOGTEXT = /SMB99/KP75_I001_J01: Layout Y-201 not created

    Any tips for this?

    Best regards,
    Bianca

     

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      This seems like an authorization issue. Please setup authorization trace and check if authorization is missing for the user that is running the activation.

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  6. Mohd Muqeet

    Can we use US localization content for India ?
    If yes what will be the change in process as per your blog ?

    Thanks for the important information

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  7. Kevin Zonts

    Hi Mahesh,

    Great blog. Really appreciate the detailed overview. Quick question. Where can I find information around how best practices are utilized in a system conversion?

    In this guide it mentions the best practices are just used as a reference. So I assume the activation is not really needed?
    https://support.sap.com/content/dam/SAAP/SAP_Activate/S4H_195.pdf

    Excerpt from guide:
    In the System Conversion and Landscape Transformation approaches, the existing SAP solution is the starting point and SAP Best Practices are just used as a reference solution.

    Thanks!

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Kevin,

      For activation of Best Practices you need a freshly installed system. As of now it is not possible to activate best practices on a system conversion or landscape transformation.

      So if you have a system after conversion, you can use the Best Practices for analysis on difference from standard and change it to Best Practices standard if it makes sense.

      – Mahesh

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  8. Kevin Zonts

    Following up on my question… I guess the conversion process (DMO/SUM) handles the Enterprise Business Functions and everything migrates to S/4. But I assume if one wants to activate a new Enterprise Business Function not previously used then the activation of the related best practice comes into play? Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    Thanks! 

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Kevin,

      After using DMO/SUM for conversion to S/4, you can activate the needed Business Functions. However in this scenario no best practices activation is possible.

      – Mahesh

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  9. Mandeep Kauldhar

    Hi Mahesh,

    Great Great blog. Really appreciate the detailed overview. Quick question, with best practice does it have ides like data for specially Work Order (Tcode IW31 or IW32). In S4 HANA 1511 best practice release we don’t see any any data relevant to Work Order.

    Regards
    Mandeep

     

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  10. BASIS EY

    Hi Mahesh,

    Highly appreciate your great blog. Here comes up error message below when activation all building bock with US Best Practice.

    “Missing text data entries for language 1.”

    At the beginning, the selected release language were DE,EN,ZH and ZF.

    I kept receiving error ‘”Missing text data entries for language 2.” when activating building block J98 for ‘Defining Document Type’. I skip this IMG manually by changing the status of SIMG_VC_DVS10 and change the released language from DE,EN,ZH,ZF to EN of solution building ‘ZBP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1611_USV3’ which is copied from ‘BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1611_USV3’ without any changes.

    However, I still receive error ‘Missing text data entries for language 1.’ of building block J61 (XX) for IMG SIMG_SD_PARTNER.

    Is it really issues about language?
    Did this happen to you?
    Any suggestion would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    BR,
    Elina

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Elina,

      The default content that comes with transport has all languages. You need to follow step 14 so this is in line with installed languages befor activation is run.

      Did you perform STEP 14: SE38, run report /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG

       

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      1. BASIS EY

        Mi Mahesh,

        Thanks much for reply. I figure out that all installed languages on the system need to selected for the solution building.

        Thanks much for your kindness.

         

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        1. Jan Tretina

          Hi,

          I have selected all languages in Solution Builder, also the report /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG did not mark any language to be deleted as all of needed ones are in the system but still getting error Missing text data entries for language 3. I got it during J98 and also now when activating J61 – Set Up Partner Functions.

          I am using solution DEV3 with ENG language.

          Thanks for any hint how to solve this!

          Br, Jan

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          1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

            Hi Jan,

            So it looks like your system has all 38 languages installed and showing in tCode SMLT. Is that correct ?

            We have tested systems with all languages installed and have no issues. Please attach screenshot of exact error.

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            1. Jan Tretina

              Hi Mahesh,

              yes, correct, in SMLT all lang. are correctly installed and as wrote, /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG in simulation mode fnished ok showing that “No language specific data needs to be removed from IMG Activity data files”

              Here is a screen of the issue:

              Thanks for any  help!

              Jan

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              1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

                Hi Jan,

                The set of installed languages in the system (SMLT) and the selected released languages (for a solution in Solution Builder) must be congruent. Therefore, we recommend to install all languages if possible. Selecting only a subset of languages is not supported for technical reasons. It looks like you have all languages in SMLT as well as Solution Builder.

                If we want to use fewer languages and know that you do not need to extend the language scope later, you can use the report (see admin guide) to remove the language scope in the reference scope before you begin the activation. In this situation, you must select the exact language scope (Solution Builder) as installed in the system (SMLT) to have congruent settings.

                This means, if you only have installed DE and EN in your system, you can use the report to remove the other released languages. Then you can select DE and EN in Solution Builder for the activation. However, you will not able to add the deleted languages again if you decide to need more.

                I see that in one case they have resolved this type of issue by applying running the language removal program /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG on the main solution and copying it and creating Z solution

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                1. Jan Tretina

                  Thank you Maresh for your hint to check the main solution with /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG as it shows that Korean language is missing. What do you recommend now? To delete copied solution, install missing language and copy it again? Or to have it cleaner and delete the whole client and start again?

                  Regards,

                  Jan

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                  1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

                    Hi,

                    When you ran  /SMB/REMOVE_NOTINST_LANG_IMG this program should have spotted that Korean language is missing and should have removed scripts related to Korean so that Best practices activation would go smoothly. You can run the program again and then continue with activation. It should continue from the point of error. If you didn’t have previous errors and did everything perfectly there should be no problem.

                    If you do not succeed with above, then you can install Korean if it is needed. Otherwise following the steps in the sequence of the blogs should work fine perfectly to the end. But system will be without Korean language.

                    It takes about 14 hours for complete activation of 37 total languages including DE/EN.

                    • Mahesh
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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Muniraju,

      Thanks for the information. This is step 41,42,43 in the SECATT log spreadsheet. I have included this information in yellow with Note number.

      – Mahesh

       

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  11. Rajan Thomas

    i Mahesh

    I have done client copy before activating Enterprise Business Functions, is it mandatory this activation is to done in 000 client? or i can do it in new client. and proceed with the next step.

    Thanks is advance

    Thomas

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Rajan,

      SAP recommendation is not to use client 000 for activation. It has to be done in new client. You should do best practices activation immediately after client copy. Leave any specific IMG config after BP activation.

      Hope that clarifies.

      • Mahesh
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  12. Aleksandar Debelic

    Hello Mahesh,

     

    Thanks for your response. I have already applied the Note you have mention but still getting an error.

    I have created the SAP message and they have suggested me that my scope sequence in not correct and suggested US_J77_OP should be activated before US_J60_OP after that I have started the activation again and it is currently running.

    Do you have the sequence based on the dependency?

    Regards

    Rajesh Kumar

     

     

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi,

       

      I see that my colleague Hanuma (author of this blog post) resolved the eCATT issue by manually correcting the process.

      If anyone faces this issue it requires detailed investigation and it is recommended to open OSS message.

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  13. R. Post

    Hello Mahesh,  Where do I download the

     

    inst_files_us_bp_s4bl_s4hana1611_op.zip

     

    Also Solution File Download and Inst File Download for S4hana??

     

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  14. Bernard Le Tourneur

    Hi Mahesh.

     

    I am trying to understand what the database for our FES 3.0 should look like. Could we share the db of another Application Server? I HANA appliance has been spec’d in our proposed landscape (2x for failover reasons) and I am trying to understand if this is not wasted resources?

    Thanks!

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    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Bernard,

      The database for FES 3.0 has to be strictly either of HANA, ASE or MaxDB. Any other database is not supported. Please arrive at sizing estimates to check udage.

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  15. Anant Kabra

    Hi I’m getting a bunch of the following type of error when I try to load installation data from reference content in step 12

    File SMBA0_TVAPT_B1P1_J01_J01_OP.Txt variant xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx parameter “I_PSTYV” uses a reference but no TDC is defined

    And the installation data upload fails.

    Any ideas what may be causing this?

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  16. Imran Ali

    Hi,

    We are unable to execute STEP 12: Import Installation Data, we encounter the following error messages, is anyone aware of the cause and possibly a solution for this issue?

     

     

     

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  17. Ramesh Karamthot

    Hello Mahesh,

     

    Please let me know if we have SAP S/4 HANA 1610 FPS00/01 best practices for country INDIA, if so please provide the document ref if possible.

     

    Thanks in advance…

     

    Regards,

    Ramesh.

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